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Saturday Habs Headlines: Shea Weber’s return causes complications

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In today’s news, Weber’s return and the defence corps’ state, Mete heading to Laval, Montreal’s poor power play and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Shea Weber’s return makes Bergevin’s decision-making a little bit more difficult than it has been all season. [Sportsnet]
  • Head trauma and CTE remain a big conversational point in hockey these days, as news breaks that the late Todd Ewan was diagnosed with CTE. [TSN]
  • Montreal’s power play has been a cause for concern so far this season, and it’s one of the team’s top priorities. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Sending Victor Mete to the minors might not be such a terrible idea considering the experience he’ll gain while in Laval. [The Hockey Writers]
  • The interesting story behind Tomas Tatar, and his biggest fan in Montreal. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Tom Wilson was at it again last night, this time receiving a match penalty for a controversial hit against the New Jersey Devils. [Sportsnet]
  • Patrik Laine remains the hottest player in the NHL right now, but how did he get to this point in his career? [The Athletic]
  • It’s Decision Day for William Nylander and the Toronto Maple Leafs. [NHL.com]
  • The year of Gritty continues: